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    Dr Kreseda Smith

    BSc(Hons), PhD, FRGS, FHEA

    Research Office Coordinator, Lecturer in Land Information Skills, Rural Criminologist

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    Research Interests

    • Rural Crime
    • On-farm security measures
    • Choice Architecture and the decision-making process
    • Rural crime policy across the UK
    • Slavery and Human Trafficking in Agricultural Systems
    • Psychological impact of agricultural crime and the traditional rural masculine


    • Land Research and Information Skills - Social science research methods for Land & Property Management courses. Covering all aspects of research design in preparation for final year dissertations.
    • Rural crime sessions for various modules.
    • Advanced Social Science Research Methods for Postgraduate Researchers

    Professional Memberships

    Academic Department: Food, Land and Agribusiness Management

    Department: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

    Tel: +44 (0)1952 815113

    Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

    Twitter: @FarmCrimePhD

    Office: M44 Main Building

    Research profile: ORCID


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    Other publications

    Additional Information
    • PhD explored the crime prevention decision-making behaviour of farmers in England and Wales, and how behavioural science can influence appropriate and effective decisions to better protect farmers
    • Currently researching the psychological impact of agricultural crime and the second/third order impacts this leads to
    • Exploring various research issues within the rural crime, behavioural science, human trafficking arenas
    • Currently supervising three PhD students researching ICT extension among farmers in South Africa, human trafficking in Nigeria, and modern slavery within the European agri-horticultural supply chain.



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